Trump Officials, in Possible Showdown with Iran, Discuss Plan to Deploy 120,000 Troops to Middle East

Plans were presented at a meeting of President Trump’s top national security officials last week for a deployment of 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East in a possible showdown with Iran, according to The New York Times. President Trump has called the report erroneous. “I think it’s fake news, OK?” Mr. Trump told reporters […]

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China Retaliates with Tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. Goods

China has announced tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in response to $200 billion in tariffs announced by the Trump administration on Chinese goods last week. The economic tit-for-tat has sparked fears of a prolonged trade battle between the two economic powerhouses. The hike in Chinese tariffs came hours after President Trump warned Beijing […]

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San Francisco U.S.’ Billionaire Capital

San Francisco has the most billionaires, per capita, than any city in the U.S. according to a new study conducted by data firm Wealth-X. There is roughly one billionaire for every 11,600 people in the major city closest to tech-hub silicon valley. Globally, the population of billionaires decreased by 5% to about 2,600 individuals. Total […]

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House Dems Hold AG Barr in Contempt; Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress earlier today. The move came after Barr refused to comply with subpoenas to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report on Russian election meddling. In response, Barr advised President Trump to invoke executive privilege over the […]

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Treasury Secretary Denies House Dems Requests to See President Trump’s Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed congressional Democrats today he will not comply with requests to hand over President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns. “I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee’s request,” Mnuchin wrote in a one-page letter to the House Ways and Means Committee. That committee’s chairman, Rep. […]

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Prosecutors Charge Pharmaceutical Company for Role in Opioid Epidemic

In a groundbreaking case, federal prosecutors have charged a pharmaceutical company with drug trafficking for their role in the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. The company, Rochester Drug Cooperative, was charged with “knowingly and intentionally” violating federal drug laws. The company distributed “highly addictive opioids to pharmacy customers that it knew were being sold and used […]

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NYC to Become First U.S. City to Pass Congestion Pricing

New York City has become the first U.S. city to pass what is known as congestion pricing – tolls on vehicles entering the city during peak traffic hours. The fees are part of a state budget agreed to by the state legislature and New York State’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo last week. Congestion pricing has […]

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No Collusion Found as Attorney General Releases Mueller Report Summary

The Attorney General William Barr has notified Congress that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of collusion on the part of the Trump campaign and the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The notification was made in a four-page letter sent by Barr to the chairs and ranking members […]

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President Trump’s Budget Slashes Spending, Boosts Defense

The White House unveiled its budget for fiscal year 2020 this week and it looks to be the most serious effort made to curtail spending on the nation’s non-defense-related programs to date. “In the last two years, President Trump and this Administration have prioritized reining in reckless Washington spending,” said Office of Management and Budget […]

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Authorities Thwart Violent Attack Meant to Incite Race War

Authorities have announced the arrest of a 49-year-old U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant for plotting a terrorist attack on American soil. The purpose of the attack was to incite a race war. Christopher Paul Hasson had apparently been inspired by Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who, in 2011, killed seventy-seven people in Norway in two separate […]

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